United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), the world’s largest airline, is under U.S. investigation for stranding 16 flights on tarmacs for more than three hours during thunderstorms.
Severe storms hit Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on July 13, shutting the ramp into United’s gates and creating lengthy delays there and in other locations, according to an e- mail statement yesterday from the Chicago-based airline.
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Two United mainline flights and 14 operated by affiliated regional carriers were stuck on the ground for longer than the U.S. Transportation Department allows under a 2010 rule, according to a report yesterday by the agency, which said it’s investigating. AMR Corp. (AAMRQ)’s American Airlines, which also has a hub at O’Hare, didn’t have any stranded flights reported for that day.